Associate Director of Development

Anti-Defamation League | Newport Beach, CA, United States

Posted Date 10/22/2021

POSITION TITLE: Associate Director of Development
REPORTS TO: Regional Director
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Depending on region may participate in supervising staff such as Development/Administrative Assistant.
LOCATION: Orange County, CA
Grade/Class: Grade F, Exempt, PSA Eligible


The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is the leading anti-hate organization in the world. Founded in 1913 in response to an escalating climate of antisemitism and bigotry, its timeless mission is to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and secure justice and fair treatment to all. Today, ADL continues to fight antisemitism and all forms of hate using innovation and partnerships to drive impact. ADL’s ultimate goal is a world in which no individual or community suffers from bias, discrimination or hate.?  

ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt—an accomplished leader and entrepreneur in the corporate, public, and nonprofit sectors—was recruited to the organization in July 2015. He has injected new energy and brought a bold vision to the agency. Under Jonathan’s leadership, ADL is transforming itself, upgrading its capabilities and pioneering new horizons.   


Develop, plan, and execute targeted community fundraising events to achieve defined regional goals.  Identify and cultivate donors and implement targeted solicitation strategies designed to increase the donor base and close gifts.


Set fundraising priorities and establishing financial goals.
Plan, organize and execute fundraising events such as corporate and professional dinners, parlor meetings and special events.  Organize event committee meetings; mentor event chairs and co-chairs.  Coordinate event program, honorees and attendees.  Prepare press releases, program outlines and related publicity materials.  Initiate and respond to media contacts to promote awareness of ADL fundraising events and honorees.  Assign responsibilities and monitor subordinate staff and volunteers in preparation for, during and after the event.
Identify, cultivate, build and solidify relationships with new and established contributors.  Analyze historic patterns of giving and assist in developing strategies to encourage new gifts and increase contributions.  Directly solicit and close gifts from prospects and maintain relationships through mail, phone or in-person contacts.  Coordinate direct mail campaigns.  Ensure, either personally or through subordinate staff, that required donor records are maintained.
Work with the Regional Director to stimulate effective leadership participation in fundraising.  May provide staff support to the Glass Leadership Institute.  Solicit and cultivate relationships with participants, and create opportunities for their on-going engagement.
Participate in programmatic events to define and enhance fundraising potential.
Cultivate and maintain community relationships and community outreach.  Identify potential speakers and may establish a speaker’s bureau.
Contribute to regional management by participating in overall regional office administration.


Participate in special assignments or projects to assist the Regional Director, or a representative at the National level.
Participate in development-related functions such as marketing, design/preparation of print materials, event logistics, and post-event follow up based on individual skills and office needs.


Good organizational and administrative skills including the ability to multi-task. 
Proven ability to solicit and close gifts.  
Excellent interpersonal skills and good oral and written presentation skills. 
Familiarity with word processing, spreadsheet, and database management software.

Work Experience:   

Five to seven years of community fundraising experience in a volunteer environment. 
Experience in direct solicitation and closing gifts. 
Event planning experience.


Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent work experience.

Work Environment: 

ADL COVID-19 Protocol?(updated periodically): ADL is adhering to CDC, State, local, and Federal orders regarding COVID-19. ADL requires that all employees are vaccinated with exceptions for medical and religious accommodations. ADL may require proof of vaccination. This role will start as a remote position but may transition to a hybrid environment when offices reopen.? 


This position is a Grade ?F2, which has an average salary range of $68,700 - $86,100. This salary range is reflective of a position based in?Orange County, California. Please note that salaries are commensurate with experience, and since ADL has a location-based compensation structure, there may be a different range for candidates in other locations.? 

ADL values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply. ADL is an equal opportunity employer. Recruitment, hiring, promotions and other terms, conditions and privileges of employment shall be maintained in a manner which does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, marital status, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or military status, or in violation of any applicable Federal, state or local laws.  

ADL will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation to support the interview process, please contact Talent & Knowledge at [email protected]  

ADL will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, and all other applicable State, Local, and Federal laws. 

Full Time
Advocacy | Community Outreach | Director of Development
Organization Type
Fundraising | Other
401(k) or 403(b) plans | dental | FSA | kosher food option available | leave early for Shabbat | Life Insurance | medical | Paid Holidays | paid vacation | parental leave | sick leave | vision
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